2.) Changes Will Be Made
A lot of times, this isn’t what people want to hear. People don’t like change. It could be because of attachment to certain players. (Ahem, Brassard.)
But sometimes, it’s simply because the unknown is scary, and that makes sense. The thing to remember about the Rangers is that the organization has a wonderful reputation for being in the playoffs the majority of over the past decade. In fact, it’s been eleven of the last twelve seasons that the Rangers have seen postseason action.
Despite the reputation, though, Alain Vigneault has to know that changes will be made. He will have to realize who to put out in crunch time situations. Most importantly, he has to use the strengths of his fast players to his specific style’s advantage.
There will most likely be a few acquisitions that help the defensive situation. The forwards don’t need any help except the right ones seeing more ice time.